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Surface Pattern and Textile Design BA (Hons)

Staffordshire University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This course covers everything from initial research through to design awareness, development and realisation. We have fully equipped workshops and studios kitted out with impressive facilities such as digital wallpaper printing, ceramic decoration facilities, a rug making room, screen-printing, dyeing and transfer printing, and a digital fabric printer. Our academics are well qualified in their specialist areas, and continually develop their skills and knowledge to ensure that we are at the forefront of design and the requirements of industry. Every year, specialist visiting lecturers and successful alumni return to share their knowledge and offer advice. This Surface Pattern Design course is designed for students wishing to specialise as designers and creators, with a desire to enhance surfaces for fashion or interiors with innovative designs. Our teaching programme includes hands-on practical workshops and demonstrations by tutors and specialist technicians. Individual and group tutorials take place in the studio, where self-assessment, critical analysis and reflective practice are encouraged. We have strong links with industry, providing exciting opportunities for work placements, ‘live’ industry projects, competitions and freelance work – and they often lead to offers of sponsorship, study visits and employment. We’ve worked with huge companies such as Hallmark Cards, Next and Johnsons Tiles in the past. You’ll have the chance to visit - and even exhibit – at various trade fairs. Additionally, in your final year, you’ll present your work to peers and employers at our Degree Show. You could even apply to exhibit at New Designers in London, where many of our past students have enjoyed great success – securing commissions, press coverage and work placements. Many of our Surface Pattern Design graduates now work as designers for companies such as Accessorize, Hallmark, Mother care and Design Works International in New York, creating products such as textiles, gift cards, ceramics, wallpaper and children’s clothing. Some have set up in business as freelancers, while other graduates have become stylists, buyers, trend forecasters, studio designers, lecturers and teachers.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,000per year

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Staffordshire University

  • University League Table

    75th

  • Campus address

    Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DE, England

The new Catalyst building will be home to future-facing Business degrees. All students have access to industry-standard facilities such as the Smart Zone.
Guaranteed work placement opportunities with national and international employers.
Innovative teaching is delivered by research-active lecturers in friendly and supportive environments.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 86 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    128 57%

    48th

    20
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    43rd

    26

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